COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Resource Center

March 31, 2020

COVID-19: PA Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Posts New Online Filing Instructions on WCAIS

In the wake of COVID-19, the PA Bureau of Workers’ Compensation recently posted some instructions on WCAIS to assist PA adjusters in filing forms: In alliance with the Governor’s objectives to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, employees throughout the state will be working remotely to ensure vital functions continue to be processed...

March 30, 2020

COVID-19: FFCRA Enforcement

As we approach the effective date of the recently passed, Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA), on April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor has provided some guidance and potential relief to...

March 30, 2020

COVID-19: Unemployment Compensation Expansion Under CARES

Late last week, the President signed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,” commonly referred to as the “CARES.” While this law included unprecedented stimulus to a wide range...

March 30, 2020

COVID-19: The FFCRA Does Not Apply to Displaced Employees

This Wednesday, April 1, 2020 The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act becomes effective. This legislation, provides, in part, for Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Medical Leave in...

March 30, 2020

COVID-19: Department of Labor Guidance to FFCRA

The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) was signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. Based on recent Department of Labor Guidance, the FFCRA will take effect on April 1,...

March 27, 2020

COVID-19: Legal Developments Affecting Healthcare Professionals

There have been many changes to the laws and regulations governing the healthcare industry in response to the COVID-19 emergency. In Pennsylvania, the Governor has granted requests to suspend...

March 26, 2020

COVID-19: DOL Issues Guidance to FFCRA

The Department of Labor has issued its guidance to the FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT ( FFCRA ) through Fact Sheets and a detailed Question & Answer Document. According to our review,...

March 24, 2020

COVID-19: New York on PAUSE

Executive Order 202.6, New York on PAUSE , which took effect on March 22, 2020, directed that all non-essential businesses statewide must close in-office personnel functions. The purpose of this ...

March 24, 2020

COVID-19: WV Governor Issues Stay at Home Executive Order

Beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, all non-essential businesses in West Virginia will close. The purpose of the closure is to attempt to slow-down the spread of COVID-19....

March 24, 2020

West Virginia Supreme Court Declares COVID-19 Judicial Emergency

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has declared a Judicial Emergency in West Virginia from March 23, 2020 until April 10, 2020. The Court has ordered that any filing deadlines that were...

March 24, 2020

WV Insurance Commissioner Declares COVID-19 Insurance Emergency

Due to the recently declared National Emergency, the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner issued a COVID-19 Insurance Emergency Declaration which suspends the normal time frames for administering...

March 20, 2020

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT SUMMARY

The federal government has passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, (FFCRA), signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. Not only does the bill provide for a number of...

March 19, 2020

COVID-19: Tips to Avoid Cyber Security Attacks for the New Remote...

In response to COVID-19 work disruptions, a growing number of organizations have allowed their employees to work remotely. Cybercriminals will see the increasing number of inexperienced remote...

March 17, 2020

CORONAVIRUS - Travel? Exposure? What Can You Ask Your Employees?

We are all aware of the on-going implications to employers as the Coronavirus, both confirmed cases and concerns from employers and employees alike, spreads rapidly across our region. Cipriani ...

March 17, 2020

CORONAVIRUS - FLSA Issues Related to Work at Home Opportunities

We are all aware of the on-going implications to employers as the Coronavirus, both confirmed cases and concerns from employers and employees alike, spreads rapidly across our region. Cipriani ...

March 13, 2020

President Trump's Plan for Dealing with Impact of Coronavirus...

On March 11, 2020, President Trump delivered an Oval Office address intended to confront the issues surrounding the Coronavirus. In his address, President Trump outlined a three-stage plan for...

March 13, 2020

COVID-19: New Jersey WARN Act Expanded to Include New Mandatory...

Closing shop or reducing your workforce? New changes in New Jersey now require mandatory severance pay. On January 21, 2020 the Governor of New Jersey signed Senate Bill 3170, which enlarges the...

March 11, 2020

CORONAVIRUS - How Employers Address Employee Need for Leaves of...

As noted several times in our prior articles published over the last week, the CDC recommends that businesses encourage employees with symptoms of acute respiratory illness to stay home until free...

March 09, 2020

CORONAVIRUS - Is it Work Related and are Employers Potentially...

The short answer, maybe. Each state has specific rules and regulations defining what is covered as an accidental injury and/or occupational disease under their workers’ compensation statutes....

March 06, 2020

CORONAVIRUS - Employers Have a "General Duty" to Act

OSHA governs health and safety regulations in the workplace. When a disease or virus has a significant impact on a global level, the World Health Organization will declare a pandemic. As an...

March 05, 2020

Coronavirus - A Recommended Employer Response

In recent weeks, we have been tasked with learning about and preparing an appropriate response for the Coronavirus –COVID-19. According to the CDC, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that...

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